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Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Bridge Inspector

What sort of world do you believe you live within? Is it a deterministic world devoid of meaning unless human effort imposes meaning, or a world with a structure that guides the human soul? It's an important question, for your answer to it will blind you to any evidence to the contrary.

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Bridge Inspector by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Gift

A spectacular "found sermon" from the wonderful folks at RadioLab WNYC whose kind permission to use their story forms the heart of this story of the intervention of the Holy Spirit empowering a father to do what no human father could do on his own. I am humbled by the story of Hector Black and I hope you will be blessed by it. Because there is so much audio in it, it was not possible to have a text version.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/5702269/The%20Gift.mp3

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Gift by clicking  HERE  for audio.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Spirit of the Times

God never asks you do undertake that which you cannot do. God does require of you that you do what you can do. Are you doing it?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Spirit of the Times by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Signs

I think everyone of a certain age remembers the pop tune "Signs" from 1970.

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind.
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?

Many people look to religion for a clearly set-out group of signs governing behavior, and there is room for such a thing, but it's not the greater part of a religious life. Jesus kept doing things that drove the religious people of his time crazy. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Signs by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

OMG!

I'm more embarrassed than I can say. I returned from church, hit the wrong button, and erased this week's audio recording. Then, realizing that it is 4th Sunday, I went to King's Daughters' and Sons Home to deliver it again, and record it there.

When I looked out at those dear faces, I realized that my sermon, having to do with what people say online, in particular, OMG for "Oh My God" was going to be a closed book to a congregation of that age. In an attempt to make it accessible, I tried to speak "out of my pocket". When I did that, a passing hillbilly bug bit me and infected me with the worst sort of Appalachian accents. Forgive me! Maybe just read the text?

Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, OMG by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

You Have 12 Followers

This Sunday, we have a little something extra. One of our number, ArLynn Toavs, is greatly gifted as a singer, and opened worship with "His Eye Is On The Sparrow", leaving me in tears as usual, and since we were so blessed by his music, I've included the bell choir as well.
The question posed by our sermon this week is "Why does this one story about this one man have such power 2,000 years later?" He wasn't all that much of a news item then. Indeed, his Facebook would only have shown "You have 12 followers."
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Uncomfortable Christianity by clicking HERE for audio (and the music!) or HERE for text.

Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.



Sunday, April 10, 2016

The Restoration of Peter

Our ideas of justice center on punishment. God's way of justice is restoration. Why else would He have chosen Peter and Paul, a coward and a bully, to lead the new church?
Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, The Restoration of Peter, by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.